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Nicolas Renaud, Tavel, 2020

Red Fruit, Floral, Mineral

Farming

Biodynamic

Producer

Le Clos de Crillons

Grape

Grenache/Cinsault/Bourboulenc

Wine Type

Rose

Country

France

Region

Tavel AOC, Rhône

Vintage

2020

Alcohol

14%

Size

75cl

Nicolas Renaud’s adventure began in 2003 when he decided to trade his career in public education for the hard but liberating profession of a vigneron. Formerly a professor of history and geography, he got trained into his new profession at Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, bought a handful of vines in 2006 then a full 4.5 hectares in 2007. Today, the estate consists of 14 hectares, farmed biodynamically in their entirety.

Nicolas, like Eric, ranks among a small number of Rhône vignerons who aren’t interested in over-extraction and making heavy wines. Nicolas seeks drinkability and fruit, as naturally as possible, and with an enduring leitmotiv: to respect the vine, is to respect oneself. His jubilant juice is reaching a level of such quality that now Nicolas undeniably deserves to be ranked among the most dependably delicious vignerons of the southern Rhône.

Nicolas’s wines all share a style that is pure and fresh.

From 35-year-old vines grown on limestone soils. Vinification: carbonic maceration for 9 days, maturation 9 months in vats. Unfined, unfiltered, just half a gram of sulfites per hectoliter added at bottling. A very deeply coloured rosé, or is it red?

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